“French Bashing” a documentary by Jean-Baptiste Péretié, Canal+ was aired in France on September 9th 2015. It features interviews Jack Straw, Hubert Védrine, Jean-David Levitte, Sir Edward Leigh, Maurice Lévy, John Malkovich, Yann Barthes, Adam Gopnik, Justin Vaïsse to name a few and covers the many stereotypes we denounced on over the last decade and a… Read More French Documentary on French Bashing
It’s been a horrid few days. The nature of the events of January 7th left us in shock and we’re slowly coming to terms with the gravity of what happened in France. Around the world, shows of support and solidarity were numerous and most welcome. And then, came the hypocrites. Senator Roy Blunt 2003: “Do… Read More Well, well, well …
Miquelon.org is a watchdog group dedicated to documenting Anti-French activity in news and entertainment. Miquelon.org’s activities are purely academic and charitable in nature. We were most active from 2003 to 2007 at the height of French Bashing and anti-French sentiment in the United States of America. While anti-French outbursts have become far and few between,… Read More About Miquelon.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrxtbB-z2Sc&feature=youtu.be “Acting as a garçon at a posh French restaurant, Fallon denies Timberlake’s request for a reservation before asking him to try again with an iPad mini. He is again rebuffed, humorously.” – Apple Insider
Dear friends of Miquelon.org, there is very little to report and that’s a good thing. Hope things are running smoothly where you are, and let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Point Break Cafe, a restaurant located in San Diego CA thought Memorial Day 2014 would the perfect day to Bash the French with their Menu. Web : http://pointbreakcafe.wordpress.com/
Almost 10 years after our first posts with Miquelon.org, the French Media now seems to finally grasp the economically damaging nature of French Bashing.
From BuzzFeed.com, here is “Les pires clichés sur la France véhiculés par les Anglo-Saxons”. We’ll forgive the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ reference, an appellation no more relevant that the French being “Gallo-Franks” and take this opportunity to thank Anais Bordages and Marie Telling for this compendium of clichés. Their entry features : « Foux Da Fa Fa »… Read More BuzzFeed and French Clichés
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“La France sert de repoussoir aux Américains. C’est un pays commode en matière de comparaisons, avec des clichés des deux côtés. Quand les Français réduisent les Etats-Unis à l’obésité, la malbouffe, le racisme et l’obsession du travail, les Américains voient en la France un pays paresseux, fait de luxe et de snobisme, avec un gouvernement… Read More In French …